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Dalton making the jump from FCS to the NFL

Dalton making the jump from FCS to the NFL

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 12, 2014

It doesn’t take bright lights and a big city to chase a dream. Just ask A.J. Dalton. A former All-American left tackle for Robert Morris, Dalton is on a quest to prove his worth amongst the NFL, a league where long-term, quality players are rarely selected from tiny FCS programs. But in his case, it’s different.   In Dalton’s particular circumstance, none of the outside elements matter. All it takes is one shot, one team to take a chance on the fleet-footed offensive line prospect that reigned dominance over the Northeast Conference for four straight seasons. “The NFL has been my goal all my life,” said Dalton. “When I came to Robert Morris, I knew that I was going to have an opportunity to play early, if not all four years. 37 starts later, I was in the position I committed myself to be in.” 37 starts later, Dalton is on the brink of accomplishing his dream. There wasn’t always a cl...